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Robert Boonin

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Dykema

Michigan, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Counseling
  • Health Care

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Labor & Employment
  • Dykema Delivers HR Innovation
  • Litigation
  • Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade ...
  • Trade Secret & Noncompete Litigation
  • Unions & Collective Bargaining
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WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Employment and Labor Group - Group Leader

Profile

Robert A. Boonin, a member in Dykema's Ann Arbor office, concentrates his practice on labor and employment litigation. In addition, Mr. Boonin is experienced in public contract and education law. As a result, he has represented public and private sector clients across the country in over thirty jurisdictions. His public sector clients include universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts, charter schools as well as cities and townships.

Mr. Boonin has successfully represented clients in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, wage and hour, tenure proceedings and other employment-related lawsuits and claims. He has also represented employers in labor grievance arbitrations, labor negotiations, unfair labor practices and representational proceedings and labor strikes. 

Clients quoted in Best Law Firms 2018 note that Mr. Boonin "serves as an extension of my business, with a thorough understanding of my legal needs and business objectives." He has been named a 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Detroit for Litigation - Labor and Employment by The Best Lawyers in America©, recognized as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan" and is a frequent lecturer to the American and Michigan Bar Associations, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Society of Human Resource Management, the American Society of Employers, trade associations and other groups on labor and employment law on topics such as handling a unionized workforce, wage and hour compliance, sexual harassment, and the ADA.

Bar Admissions

Michigan

Education
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1985, cum laude Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations, MLIR, 1980 The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1976

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Labor & Employment
  • Dykema Delivers HR Innovation
  • Litigation
  • Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret & Noncompete Litigation
  • Unions & Collective Bargaining

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC, for Employment Law, 2010-2014
Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Labor and Employment Law, 2012; and for Employment Law - Management, 2014
Named a leading Labor and Employment Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2010-Present
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow, 2008-Present
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2006-Present; President, 2007-2008
Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Labor and Employment Law, 2005-Present


Professional Associations
    Michigan State Bar AssociationNational Association of College and University AttWage and Hour Defense Institute of the LitigationInstitute of Continuing Legal Education, Advisory

American Employment Law Council
Michigan Council of School Attorneys
Labor and Employment Relations Association
Washtenaw County Bar Association

Blogs

Homeostasis: Dykema Health Care Law Blog

We assist clients in maintaining stability while responding to ever-changing conditions in the health care industry. Health care providers and their supporting business partners must adapt and innovate in the face of evolving governmental and payor policy changes, scientific advancements, and growing consumer demand. Regulatory compliance must be sustained while new business opportunities are pursued. Dykema’s Health Care Law Blog, Homeostasis, highlights recent legal developments, discusses...

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments provides legal insight on topics of special interest to insurance industry professionals. Covering a wide range of industries, Dykema’s Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments blog provides brief but substantive alerts, including updates and analysis on significant developments and trends in the insurance industry.

Labor & Employment Law Blog

In the rapidly evolving field of labor and employment law, we know that employers need to stay informed about changes in the law, and how these changes impact day-to-day business operations. Dykema’s Labor & Employment Law Blog (www.laboremployment-lawblog.com) discusses important labor and employment-related legal developments, reviews practical implications, and provides valuable insight for employers of all types.

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report is published by the Financial Industry Group at Dykema. The Financial Services Industry has gone through a tremendous amount of regulatory and operational IT change in recent years, and with a new presidential administration more changes and developments are on the way. Fast-paced changes are also being driven by rapid technology developments, big data, mobile banking/payments, privacy and data security, and social media technologies affecting banks and credit...

The Firewall

The Firewall keeps you up to date on the hottest legal topics in the ever-changing world of data security and privacy. As information security becomes a critical facet of all businesses and industries and the target of many regulators, it is important to stay apprised of new legal developments. The Firewall provides insightful legal analysis of the emerging issues in data privacy and cybersecurity law to help businesses stay ahead of the curve.

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